MANY PEOPLE KNOW SANTA BARBARA FOR ITS' UNDENIABLE BEAUTY AND ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE.
BUT, SOME MAY NOT REALIZE THAT THE SANTA BARBARA REGION IS AN ACADEMIC GOLDMINE.
FROM TOP-NOTCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, TO RESPECTED BOARDING SCHOOLS, TO PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES, SANTA BARBARA HAS IT ALL.
TOP-NOTCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONTECITO UNION SCHOOL
Montecito Union is a public elementary school that provides an excellent education. MUS is rated top school in the area with five stars from school digger. Students consistently perform with the top test scores in the state (in the 90th percentile). In 1998 and again in 2014, the school was awarded "Distinguished School" status, by the State of California, for academic achievement. Also, in 2017, MUS received the green achiever award, which honors schools that conceive resources while promoting health and environmental literacy.
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HOMES IN THE MONTECITO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
1601 MOORE ROAD
1601 Moore is in the Montecito Union School district. This property is hidden away on a private road and oozes cottage-style charm.
1478 EAST MOUNTAIN DRIVE
1478 East Mountain Drive is also in the Montecito Union School district. This property features incredible privacy and is minutes away from all of life's necessities.
Cold Spring is a public elementary school that serves approximately 170 students in a small classroom setting. Students attending Cold Spring have consistently performed in the top 5-10% of all elementary schools in the state of California. Cold Spring was designated a California Distinguished School in 1986, was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 1992, and in 2016, was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School.
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LIVE NEAR COLD SPRING
1084 GOLF ROAD
Enjoy spacious rooms, a relaxing courtyard, and picturesque views from a private drive.
Thatcher is a highly selective, co-educational, independent boarding school located on 427 acres of hillside in Ojai. Thatcher is known for demanding academics, tough character-building challenges, and a healthy, authentic community culture. This school is ranked #1 best boarding high school in California and #7 best private high school in the state.
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Cate is another private, boarding high school located in Carpinteria. Cate School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools, and Western Boarding Schools Association. Cate is ranked #2 best boarding school in California and #11 best private high school in the state.
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LIVE NEAR CATE SCHOOL
610 CIMA VISTA LANE
Enjoy the best of coastal California in this gracious estate with impeccable design, stunning views, and effortless elegance.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
UCSB is a public research university that encompasses five schools and colleges, the largest being the College of Letters and Science. UCSB hosts over 500 clubs and organizations on campus, including a Greek community. Athletes complete primarily in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. UCSB is ranked #37 in best colleges/national universities, #18 in the west, and #17 in public colleges. Forbes list ranked UCSB as #11 in America's best value colleges.
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Westmont is a private, Christian liberal arts college which offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Students at Westmont are actively involved in the community as volunteers, employees, and interns. During spring break, students even travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ensenada to join local churches, organizations, and ministries to service these communities. Forbes has recognized Westmont as #123 in private colleges, #68 in liberal arts universities, and #23 among national liberal arts colleges whose graduates earn the highest salaries.
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PRIVATE SCHOOL OPTIONS
LAGUNA BLANCA SCHOOL
Laguna Blanca is a private, EK-12 school with two campuses: 35 acres in Hope Ranch and 3 in Montecito. Laguna Blanca values scholarship, character balance, and community. It's ranked #24 best private K-12 schools in California.
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LIVE NEAR LAGUNA BLANCA
4191 MARIPOSA DRIVE
Mariposa is a timeless, iconic property inspired by an Andalusian farmhouse.
CRANE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Crane is a private K-8 school in Santa Barbara. Their five major subject areas are English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language; but visual/performing arts, service learning, and athletics are an integral part. A Crane education is characterized by a balance of academic rigor and creative expression.
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